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Current release, "Alone Tonight" in production.


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Scottish born lassie, Marion Elizabeth Arthur played her first teeny tiny cello at the age of 5. Unlike most famous instrumentalists who claim this moment to be epiphanous, Marion hated practicing and avoided contact with her instrument until well into her teens.
Nevertheless, by age 16, Marion was playing her cello as well as the guitar and bass and writing songs for folk outfit, "Margaret's Room". By this time Marion was a full-fledged Canadian living in the Ottawa Valley and drinking Baby Duck wine smuggled from Quebec for $8 a 2 litre bottle.
A few years later Marion tripped into a classical performance degree at the University of Toronto where she meet some real live jazzers lurking in the dungeons of this great institution. Along with a flautist and clarinetist she founded "Friends of Kevlar", the free improvising band named for the impermeable bullet-proof material and Marion's cat.
After the break-up of this band, Marion resurrected the melancholy of her teens and started her own band. This fatal mistake cost her dearly, as not only was she compelled by demons to write sad and intensely personal self-indulgences, but she discovered to her dismay that this process was addictive.
In modern times, newly named MEA included multi-instrumentalist Alwin Tong and singing angel Christen Latham. With visions of drummers and managers dancing through their heads, MEA presses onwards through the treacherous Toronto band lands. MEA's latest offerings include the magical production of Nick Bernal of Last Dunce Studios in Brampton and the electronic wonders of Jacob. These tracks pop and sigh sadly and sweetly, sometimes meandering in the direction of anger. We love them lots....hope you feel likewise.